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Dr Lee Tsang BA (Hons), MMus, PhD, PG Cert (EPD), FHEA

Lecturer in Classical Music Performance, Head of Classical Music Performance Music


    Research Overview

    Over the coming year, I will be continuing to work with my collaborators on new musical works and albums. My role will focus particularly on the development of poetic narratives and their relationship to musical timbre in jazz-classical crossover composition and performance.

    I will also be joined later this year by Honorary Visiting Scholar Xue Shu, a specialist educator in yangqin performance. Together we will explore the practicalities of developing a new digital hybrid instrument that will enable yangqin players to access and experiment with sonorities of China's ancient past. Ultimately, this will lead to a practical exploration of the creative agency of instrument invention on compositional outcomes, and is expected to lead to new musical works associated with Zeng heritage.

    Innovating the Cusp: Poetic Narratives for Musical Timbre in Fluid Compositional and Performance Processes

    Practice-as-Research projects in collaboration with Canadian pianist and composer David Braid and composer Philippe Côté

    New Resonances: Sounds and Stories for Zeng Heritage

    Musically-relevant Zeng studies considered from a diasporic perspective, including new instrument design for hybrid sonorities

    Sinfonia UK Collective: Leginska Archive

    Conductor, pianist and composer Ethel Leginska in documents, photographs, compositions, and performances.